The Jay Graves Report

Pacers win in Philly to move one game closer to clinchin’ a Playoff spot! “Squabin'”

Indiana Pacers' Paul George, right, looks to make his move on Philadelphia 76ers' Nik Stauskas, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

With only one game left to play on Wednesday night at the crib the Indiana Pacers are still tryin’ to clinch a playoff spot. On Monday night boyz ran out to Philly and put that thang on the 76ers 120-111 to win their fourth game in a row. All they needed to do was win one game if either Chicago or Miami had loss but neither of those duns wanted to cooperate. They both won and now the Pacers have to win on Wednesday against the Hawks.

When asked about this foolishness Nate McMillan responded with, “I didn’t look at the scoreboard once. My focus is on us and what we need to do. We did that with two solid games on the road against Orlando and Philly and we’ve got one more at home we need to get.” 

Well playboy…go get it!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Atlanta comin’ into Indy on Wednesday already havin’ clinched a playoff spot will be helpful to the Pacers. Why? Because boyz may be restin’ cats because they don’t need to win their last game of the season. So if the blue and gold can’t win that game they need a good old fashioned Big Momma butt whoopin’. I’m just sayin’!

The Hawks have nothin’ to prove by showin’ up and playin’ hard after knockin’ off the strugglin’ Cavs on Sunday night. I could be wrong but there’s absolutely no reason for them to bring real live basketball players to Indianapolis on Wednesday.

The Pacers need to win out to get in so everything is ridin’ on winnin’ this last game. It’s the playoffs before the playoff playa.

Paul George went to work in Philly scorin’ 17 first quarter points and finishin’ with 27 points before gettin’ ejected after pickin’ up his second dull technical foul. Which, in my opinion, was bogus. Now he deserved the first one because he was squabin’ with Sixers guard Gerald Henderson. Then PG lightweight elbowed ole boy in the back comin’ down the floor. Henderson then pulled a ghetto playground move on him and caught that dun in the throat with a smooth elbow.

On some real talk, it was smooth though. I don’t think PG should have been called for a technical for gettin’ caught with the elbow. But it is what it is. They won the game. Now it’s all about finishin’ the season in a Po Pimp “Do or Die” situation. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Squabin’: verb – to get into a pushin’ and shovin’ with a boy

3) Po Pimp Do or Die Situation: verb phrase – Po Pimp is the name of a record released in 1996 by the rap group Do or Die.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”